MUSIC NEWS: PUP Release New Single ‘How To Live With Yourself’ Alongside ‘Smoke Screen’

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PUP have released their new single How To Love With Yourself, alongside an additional unreleased song titled Smoke Screen. The tracks are released ahead of the band’s appearance at Download Festival this weekend.

“This was the first song we wrote when we started working on our last album,” vocalist Stefan Babcock comments on How To Live With Yourself. “The first one is always the hardest, you tend to overthink everything, so we wanted to start with something simple and fun, something that we wouldn’t get too in our own heads about. This one feels like a classic PUP song to me, and while our goal for the record was to push ourselves out of our comfort zone and try new things, sometimes it feels good to write a catchy, miserable ripper that feels like it captures exactly what this band is about.”

“This song originated with a Nestor riff,” he adds when discussing Smoke Screen. “He sent it around, and the thing was so slow that I thought he’d exported it wrong. But his idea was to do a song that was like the “sludgey” version of PUP, something we’d never really done before. The more I listened to it, the more it grew on me. I remember in the height of the pandemic sitting in the backseat of my car at the Home Depot parking lot, anything to try and escape the house, and writing and recording all the lyrics on the spot.”

Like what you hear? You can stream How To Live With Yourself and Smoke Screen HERE.

PUP‘s latest album THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND is available to stream or purchase HERE.

See PUP live at one of the following dates:

June 2023

Wed 7th – NICKELSDORF, AT – Novarock
Fri 9th – DONINGTON, UK – Download Festival
Sat 10th – PORTO, PT – Primavera Sound
Fri 16th – TORONTO, ON – Budweiser Stage
Fri 23rd – YSSELSTEYN, NL – Jera On Air Festival
Sat 24th – MÜNSTER, DE – Vainstream Festival
Mon 26th – AARHUS, DE – VoxHall
Wed 28th – ESSEN, DE – Zeche Carl
Thu 29th – HANNOVER, DE – MusikZentrum
Fri 30th – ROTSELAAR, BE – Rock Werchter

July 2023

Sun 2nd – ROTTERDAM, NL – Metropolis
Fri 7th – OTTAWA, ON – Ottawa Bluesfes
Sat 8th – SHERBROOKE, QC – Sherblues & Folk
Fri 21st – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Is For Lovers
Sat 22nd – DENVER, CO – Colorado Is For Lovers

August 2023

Sat 5th – MONTREAL, QC – Osheaga Festival

September 2023

Mon 11th – LONDON, ON – London Music Hall
Tue 12th – KALAMAZOO, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café
Thu 14th – DETROIT, MI – The Majestic Theatre
Fri 15th – Sun 17th – CHICAGO, IL – Riot Fest

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